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Delaware & Lehigh - State of the D&L Trail & Map Updates

Join us for our Second Annual State of the D&L Trail Address!

The Annual State of the D&L Trail public update is back. Join us at 6PM on Tuesday April 11th from the comfort of your home to hear a recap of the Trails & Conservation Teams progress in 2022, status updates for the D&L Trail Gaps and get a peek at upcoming events and trainings in 2023. 

You’ll get to see some familiar faces, and some new, from the Trails & Conservation Team and extended family- take a look-see at who is on our team this year by visiting the Our Team page. We’ll be building upon our first ever State of the D&L Trail address from 2022- you can find a recap here– and will highlight major project accomplishments, recent funding announcements and awards, progress along THE LINK Trail Network, an overview of Trail Programs and volunteer opportunities, and a recap of our D&L Trail resources.

We highly recommend you submit any questions you’d like answered live ahead of time, so get your questions ready, your comfy clothes on, and your computer tuned in to our 2023 State of the D&L Trail Address.

We’ll see you there!

Web Map Updates as of 3/23/2023

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our Interactive Webmap is updated regularly with information provided by landowners. Please note, an update will remain posted with the original posting date for as long as the incident is still relevant. Please check our Web Map for current update before planning any excursions on the D&L Trail. 

  • East Penn – Lehigh Gap: Trail Notification – Aerial Seeding is scheduled from March 20 to April 7 along Blue Mountain, south of Palmerton, throughout Lehigh Gap Nature Center (MM 97.5 – MM94.2 on the D&L Trail) as part of the Palmerton Zinc Pile Superfund Site restoration.
  • East Penn – Cementon:  Complete, open and improved – Lehigh County tree and brush clearing from MM 95 – MM 83 that began in February is now complete.
  • Catasauqua – Hanover Township: Obstruction within trail section – The Catasauqua to Hanover trail construction project was completed in November 2022 and is open. However, an obstruction remains just north at Catasauqua Creek Crossing and along Lehigh and Race streets; construction is anticipated to begin Spring 2023. 
  • North Catasauqua – Catasauqua: Complete, open and improved – The D&L Trail remains open and passable from Catasauqua (MM 80.2) to Deily Coal Yard (MM 79.2). 
  • The Delaware Canal region was one of the most heavily damaged sections of the D&L Trail after Tropical Storm Ida.
    • Caution advisements remain between the Forks of the Delaware and the Virginia Forrest Recreation Area trailheads. 
    • Closures at MM 43 and MM 31.1 remain in place and trail users should obey signage.
  • New Hope to Washington Crossing (Lower): Complete, open and improved – D&L Trail maintenance between MM 23.6 – MM 19.1 has been completed. 
  • Morrisville to Bristol Lagoon: Complete, open and improved – The Bridge Street Pedestrian Crossing project between MM 9 – MM 10 is on hold. The trail is considered passable at this location for the time being. Check back for status updates.  

Want to Get More Involved?

Are you looking for a way to help repair damaged sections of the Trail?

Donations made on our website designated to “D&L Trail” will support important resurfacing, communications, and volunteer supplies for Trail sections in need of repair.

Or, fill out our online volunteer form and select “Trail Tenders” to volunteer for cleanup events throughout the Corridor. Help us keep an eye on additional obstructions as we enter a new trail season.

If you’re out on the D&L Trail and notice a down tree or debris, let us know! Send us a picture on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #DLTrailPatrol or email the Trail and Stewardship Manager at [email protected]. Visit our website for more information on our volunteer  Trail Patrol Program that you can do on your own time.  

Written by Liz Rosencrans, DLNHC Director of Trails & Conservation

Liz leads the Trails & Conservation Department and is responsible for the progression of trail projects from concept to completion, handling everything from grant writing to technical plan reviews and construction oversight. She also oversees several D&L Trail volunteer programs.